Speculation or Revelation?
by David J. Stewart
"Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power..." -Hebrews 1:3
There are only two explanations for the origin of the universe: speculation or revelation. The following heart-stirring explanation is from the late great preacher, J. Vernon McGee...
The first word is creation. We understand by "creation" that God, by His fiat word, spoke this universe into existence. Do you have a better explanation? If you do, I would like to hear it. Frankly, I become a little annoyed with some of the college teachers today who are not experts in the field of science but speak as though they were experts about how evolution formed man. Will you please tell me where all of the "goo" came from out of which the earth and man evolved? When did the earth begin? Did it begin out of nothing? Donít tell me that it has always existed, because if you do, then you have an infinite universe. If you have an infinite universe, then you have to have somebody who is infinite to run things. We are on the horns of a dilemma. There are only two explanations for the universe: One is speculationóevolution comes under that heading, and prior to evolution there were other theoriesóall of them have been or will be exploded. They are speculation.
The second explanation is revelation. The only way that you and I, certainly as Christians, will ever understand how this universe began is by faith. We understand that God brought this universe into existence, and the only way that you and I know this is by revelation. "Ö Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God" (Rom. 10:17). Either you believe in creation or you believe in speculation. Thereís no third explanation for the universe. Thatís creation.
Then the second word is preservation. And thatís a tremendous word. It is by Godís preservation that the universe is held together. Hebrews 1:3 tells us that Christ "upholds all things by the word of his power." Colossians 1:17 says, "And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." What is the "stickum" that holds this universe together? What is it that makes it run just like clockwork today so that a man can be sent to the moon and it is possible to plot exactly where the moon will be? Scientists can send a little gadget out toward Mars and they know exactly where Mars will be. You think it is remarkable that man can do things like that, but I think it is remarkable that we have a universe that runs like clockwork today. Who runs it? The Lord Jesus Christ runs the universe. He upholds all things by the word of His power.
SOURCE: Thru The Bible With J. Vernon McGee (Hebrews 1:3)
What a wonderful thought! I don't know about you, but I believe the Word of God. I recently watched a 2 hour video produced by a group of Bible skeptics called THE NAKED TRUTH. The video is freely available to watch on Google. Truthfully, it ought to be labeled "THE DISTORTED TRUTH" because that's what it amounts to. In the video, Derek Partridge alleges that Christianity was established upon ancient pagan MYTHS. He then explains how these "MYTHS" allegedly came to be... through the ignorance of primitive cavemen who feared that which they didn't understand (i.e., lightning, thunder, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc). Clearly, the authors of THE NAKED TRUTH video believe in evolution, and even set it forth as an explanation for the origins of religion. Now that's very interesting to me, and very hypocritical of them. You see, these evil men produced an entire video, attempting to assassinate Christ's character and prove Him a fraud, by alleging that Christianity originated in MYTHS; yet, the very evolution which they propagate in their video to support their own claims is the biggest MYTH in history. There is NOT one proof of evolution, not one! If men came from apes, then why are there still apes? Why does only mankind have a moral conscience, and not animals?
A public school teacher was teaching his class that people and animals are the same. The perplexed student asked the teacher, "If mankind and animals are related, then is bestiality wrong?" The teacher was stumped. You see, if you believe in evolution, then you MUST also believe that there's nothing wrong with bestiality. How can such a sin be wrong if mankind and animals are one and the same? Do you see the utter folly of evolution? God created mankind in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). No animals were created in God's image.
You either believe the Truth revealed in the Word of God; or the foolish speculation of sinful men.
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